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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Wednesday 27 May 2020

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST May 27. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7133 cases. There are 478 active cases. SA has recorded its first case in three weeks while the ACT and NT have no active cases. * The national death toll is…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Tuesday 26 May 2020

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST May 26. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7118 cases. There are 485 active cases. SA, ACT and NT have no active cases. * The national death toll is 102 - NSW 50, Victoria 19, Tasmania 13, WA 9,…
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    Coronavirus milestone

    The number of active Covid-19 cases in Tasmania dropped back into the single figures for the first time since mid-March on Tuesday. Health department figures list 8 active cases remaining in Tasmania's northwest, after the north followed the south in recording none at all recently. Four…
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    WHO-led hydroxychloroquine trials halted

    Tests of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients have been halted following a recent report that the anti-malarial drug could increase the mortality in coronavirus patients, the World Health Organisation says. The tests were part of the WHO-led international Solidarity Trial, which aims…
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    NSW govt encourages COVID-19 testing

    The NSW government is urging anyone feeling unwell with even the mildest of symptoms to get tested for COVID-19 in an attempt to rapidly identify community transmission. Premier Gladys Berejiklian says early testing is crucial as people begin to move around the state more freely and the…
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    Aussies stashing cash during pandemic

    Australians weren't just stockpiling toilet paper during the COVID-19 crisis - they have also been hoarding crisp new banknotes. While consumer spending has fallen after the panic-buying splurge in March, and many retailers are refusing cash payments for hygiene reasons, banknotes have…
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    Cygnet Folk Festival cancelled

    Another major event in Tasmania has been cancelled due to coronavirus. Organisers of the Cygnet Folk Festival in the state's south say the 6000 attendees brought to the township every January posed an "unacceptable health risk". It was also thought the basic camping facilities on offer…
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    Expanded testing criteria

    Tasmania has now gone 8 days without recording a new case of coronavirus. As of 12pm Sunday, there were only 11 active cases across the state: 10 from the North West and 1 from the North. Nearly 25,000 COVID-19 tests have been carried out here, but the state government is currently…
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    Taste hangs in the balance

    A decision is imminent on whether there'll be a one-off cancellation of the Taste of Tasmania. Due to doubts over the future for large gatherings because of coronavirus and crashing revenue, Hobart City Council staff advice is to drop the summer spectacle scheduled to start on December…
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    Roads to be upgraded in council funding boost

    Tasmanian councils will share in over $16 million from the federal government to upgrade local roads and infrastructure in the post-COVID-19 economy. Canberra is injecting $500 million into local government coffers as part of┬áthe new Local Road and Community Infrastructure program,…
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    New police fine powers

    Tasmania Police are now able to dish out on-the-spot fines for those flouting pandemic restrictions. Previously, flagrant offenders could only be arrested or issued with a court summons. Police, ADF and SES personnel have been busy conducting 13,400 quarantine checks, most of them in the…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 21/5/20

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 21. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded 7079 cases, with only 635 active cases remaining. SA and the ACT have no active cases, the NT has one. * The national death toll is 100 - NSW 49, Victoria…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 20/5/20

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 20. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded about 7068 cases, with under 700 active cases. * The national death toll is 100 - NSW 49, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two QLD…
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    Regional NSW travel to recommence June 1

    NSW residents will be able to head to the state's regions for holidays in less than a fortnight under a relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Wednesday announced recreational regional travel within the state will be allowed again from June 1. Under…
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    Qld govt cash splash to heal sick economy

    Queensland will spend billions of dollars to revive the state's ailing economy and get people back into work following the coronavirus lockdown. The stimulus package, including $400 million for roads, bridges and footpaths, was announced in Parliament House on Tuesday. Another $50 million…
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    Infected children may be less contagious

    There are tentative signs children may not spread the novel coronavirus as much as adults, two top epidemiologists say. However they said the bad news was that human immunity may not last that long. As many countries start to return to work after lockdowns imposed to slow the spread of…
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    Virus forces 17pc drop in global emissions

    Restrictions in place because of coronavirus resulted in global emissions declining by 17 per cent in April, a new study reveals. The preliminary analysis was published in Nature Climate Change on Wednesday and is the effort of a global team including researchers from the CSIRO. It found…
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    WHO members agree on COVID-19 strategy

    Any future vaccine and medication for the novel coronavirus must be made available cheaply to the world "as a global priority," World Health Organization members (WHO) agreed on Tuesday in a meeting that was overshadowed by US threats to leave the agency. In an annual meeting that was…
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    Tas renters receive help

    $2,000 or four weeks rent is being offered by the state government to Tasmanian tenants facing extreme hardship. The COVID19 Rent Relief Fund is eligible for those with less than $5,000 in savings and who pay more than 30 per cent of their income in rent. Attorney General Elise Archer…
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    Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 19/5/20

    The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 19. CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS * Australia has recorded about 7060 cases, but only 567 remain active. * The national death toll is 99 - NSW 48, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two QLD…